QotD 4/3/2018

“It’s almost like the oil and gas people have more say than the people that actually voted (lawmakers) in. Because it shouldn’t be a struggle to fund education. Every time they cut the Gross Production Tax, it’s almost like they’re saying oil is more important than our kids.”

– Alberto Morejon, a Stillwater teacher that started an Oklahoma teacher walkout Facebook page that created momentum for the Capitol demonstration that started yesterday (Source)


Ryan Gentzler worked at OK Policy from January 2016 until November 2022. He last served as the organization's Reserach Director and oversaw Open Justice Oklahoma. He began at OK Policy as an analyst focusing on criminal justice issues, including sentencing, incarceration, court fines and fees, and pretrial detention. Open Justice Oklahoma grew out of Ryan’s groundbreaking analysis of court records, which was used to inform critical policy debates. A native Nebraskan, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Institutions and Policy from William Jewell College. He served as an OK Policy Research Fellow in 2014-2015.

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